Volunteer Mentors Needed With Sales and Business Strategy Experience

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Pacific Community Ventures

Small business mentors

We're searching for new advisors to work with small business owners and entrepreneurs who are creating quality jobs in economically underserved communities.

We recruit the nation’s brightest business minds to volunteer their expertise to empower entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and create economic opportunity. As an advisor, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Use your unique skills and hard-earned business knowledge to help small business owners create new jobs in lower-income communities.
  • Serve as a mentor by working with a small business owner to discuss their challenges and give specialized advice and guidance to grow their business
  • Open your network to small business owners and empower them to strengthen communities and local economies across America

Small businesses with a mentor succeed at twice the national average. Help a small business create new jobs for working people in their local communities. When small businesses thrive, our entire economy thrives.

Don’t worry if you’ve never worked for or run your own small business. They’ll match you with the right small business based on what you can contribute. In the last five years, our nonprofit program has helped create or maintain almost 14,000 jobs.

Sign up at http://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/

With our national network of small business owners you'll be able to meet in person and/or virtually (over the phone, or on Skype, Facetime, etc) with your advising match. Advisors are asked to spend, on average, 5 hours per month volunteering.

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About Pacific Community Ventures

Location:

1700 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Pacific Community Ventures envisions a world of thriving communities where everyone has a fair shake. Our mission is to invest in small businesses, create good jobs for working people, and make markets work for social good. We achieve our mission through a combination of fair lending, free mentorship, skilled volunteerism, impact investing consulting services, and field-building research.

Description

Building a successful small business involves overcoming many challenges, and it’s even harder if you’re new to the country or don’t have money from your family to help you get started. We give entrepreneurs hope by helping them knock down structural barriers and arming them with resources, advising, and investment. Pacific Community Ventures has two primary programs that strengthen small businesses located in and/or hiring from underinvested areas.

Our Business Advising program connects small business owners with expert advisors who help them meet their challenge and seize new opportunities. We put volunteerism to work for local communities by managing a national network of seasoned entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and senior leaders from major banks, consulting firms, and bigger companies who want to use their hard-earned business knowhow to create more opportunity in our communities. Pacific Community Ventures leverages technology to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring, at no cost. All advice is completely free and completely confidential. Companies working with our mentors increase their annual revenue by 20% on average. Our platform also removes location as a barrier, so wherever you are in America, we’ll find the best advisor to help your company grow.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Analysis
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Retail / Sales
  • Sales Coaching & Training
  • Sales Process

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5 hours per month.

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